Beth leads Calvert Impact Capital's strategy and new business development efforts to build financial products and services that accelerate private capital for the benefit of communities in the US and around the world. She leads the organization’s syndications and structuring practice and oversees corporate strategy, communications and impact management and measurement. Beth serves on the Advisory Board for the CASE Initiative on Impact Investing (CASEi3) at Duke’s Fuqua School of Business, the Investment Committee for the Aaron and Lillie Straus Foundation, the Impact Investment Committee for the Baltimore Community Foundation, the Advisory Board of Higher Ground Labs, and the Board of Founders First Capital Partners. She lives in Washington, DC with her husband and four young children.
Before joining Calvert Impact Capital:
Beth has enjoyed experiences across the public, private, and social sectors. Immediately prior to Calvert, she was a consultant in McKinsey & Company's D.C. office where she focused on U.S. Health Reform strategy. She has also worked as a Special Assistant at the White House Office of Management and Budget during the drafting and passage of the Affordable Care Act, as a Regional Field Director and Community Organizer on the 2008 Obama for America campaign, and as a Senior Associate at UBS Financial Services. Beth received both her BA in Public Policy and MBA in Social Entrepreneurship at Duke University.
Outside of work, Beth enjoys:
Exploring all of the playgrounds, parks, and museums that DC has to offer. Aligning her personal banking and savings with impact and begging her friends and family to do the same.
Beth's favorite travel destinations are:
60 Decibels, Calvert Impact Capital and Community Reinvestment Fund, USA share insights from new research on the small business recovery programs launched in response to the pandemic.
03/31/22 | By Beth Bafford
During the pandemic, Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) stepped up to deliver desperately needed relief to hard-to-reach small business owners
06/23/21 | By Beth Bafford
The NY Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) has lent more than $3.1 million to support 77 businesses and residential landlords across NY state with COVID-19 related costs and expenses as of today
08/05/20 | By Beth Bafford